Just over the line, Dori Freeman remembers her roots

From staff reports

Southwestern Virginia native Dori Freeman can’t remember a time when she wasn’t singing. Along with Jackson Browne, Peggy Lee, Rufus Wainwright, the rich musical and cultural traditions of Freeman’s home ground continued to inspire her singing and songwriting after she first picked up guitar at age 15.

She’ll perform at the White Horse Black Mountain Sunday, Sept. 13.

The 23-year old singer-songwriter, who now lives in Ellijay, Georgia, self-produced her first CD, “Porchlight,” in 2010.

Her most recent album of original music was successfully crowd-funded through Kickstarter.

It is being produced by Teddy Thompson, talented scion of the Richard Thompson musical dynasty.

Miles from home

Who: Dori Freeman

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13

Where: White Horse Black Mountain

Cost: $10